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Silkies Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jedwards93, May 26, 2018.

  1. Jedwards93

    Jedwards93 In the Brooder

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    Okay So I know Silkies are not a high egg production bird.. but come on! Lol I have had my two 13 month old silkies for 10 days now.. and still no eggs. We got them 10 days ago and moved them 40 minutes away.. how long does the "shock" from a move last? They eat and drink and chill out like their fine. Just no eggs. Freeloaders. Lol
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Silkies often lay a clutch worth of eggs (8-12) than they go broody. They can stop laying for months at a time. I would expect at least 2 weeks before they resume, but it could be longer until they feel more comfortable, and are ready to resume egg production.
     
  3. Jedwards93

    Jedwards93 In the Brooder

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    Thank you !!! I was unaware of the "breaks" they take. Lol
     
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